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Decide to do something difficult or unpleasant that one has been putting off or hesitating over:‘decisions have to be taken and as director you have got to bite the bullet’
- ‘I decided to bite the bullet and spend the money to rebuild her engine.’
- ‘But now I have decided to bite the bullet and give it a go.’
- ‘Finally Shyam bit the bullet and decided to get the fumigation done.’
- ‘We decided to bite the bullet, and implement the scheme in order to raise standards, for the sake of Merton's children.’
- ‘They decided 2003 was the time to bite the bullet and make the journey.’
- ‘I decided to bite the bullet, discuss the fumble, and, in the process, learned a valuable lesson.’
- ‘With a new wife and a baby on the way, Chris decided to bite the bullet and flew over to Canada two weeks ago, enlisting the help of the local paper.’
- ‘So we decided to bite the bullet, return to Akihabara and buy our own webcam so I could forget the whole office nonsense.’
- ‘So I decided to bite the bullet and ring them again, something I was previously determined not to do.’
- ‘Councillors should bite the bullet and restrict traffic in such areas while providing the practical alternative.’
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